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Trading Shares on the ANZ Bank Trading Platform Which Has a Union Jack on It

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Answered by: Maulana Nazrul Islam


I am trading with shares on the Australian Stock Exchange by using the ANZ bank trading platform. However, this platform is having an image of the Australian Flag which contains a so-called Union Jack. Union Jack is a symbol of Christianity because it contains a cross and this cross originates from Christianity. When I buy or sell shares I pay $20 to the ANZ trading platform. Can you tell me, what is your opinion? I fear that when I buy or sell shares and pay commission to this platform, โ€“ I am financially promoting the symbol of Christianity. I know that promoting disbelief is disbelief itself. Am I promoting Christianity which is kufr by using this platform? Many traders use this platform and can see this Union Jack with a cross on it! I can move my trading to another platform, no problem.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


There is no problem using an exchange to trade which is affiliated with a country, hence they have their flag on it.

A person is not promoting disbelief by using such platforms.

โ€œThings are in fact what they are intended forโ€ (1) Qawaid Fiqhiyyah page 12

From the situation mentioned above, we can understand that the purpose is trade, and not promoting disbelief or Christianity. Even the Prophet S.A.W traded with non-Muslims. Bukhari 2252 (2)

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Nazrul Islam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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(ูก) ุงู„ุฃู…ูˆุฑ ุจู…ู‚ุงุตุฏู‡ุง

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(ูข)ุญูŽุฏู‘ูŽุซูŽู†ููŠ ู…ูุญูŽู…ู‘ูŽุฏู ุจู’ู†ู ู…ูŽุญู’ุจููˆุจูุŒ ุญูŽุฏู‘ูŽุซูŽู†ูŽุง ุนูŽุจู’ุฏู ุงู„ู’ูˆูŽุงุญูุฏูุŒ ุญูŽุฏู‘ูŽุซูŽู†ูŽุง ุงู„ุฃูŽุนู’ู…ูŽุดูุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุชูŽุฐูŽุงูƒูŽุฑู’ู†ูŽุง ุนูู†ู’ุฏูŽ ุฅูุจู’ุฑูŽุงู‡ููŠู…ูŽ ุงู„ุฑู‘ูŽู‡ู’ู†ูŽ ูููŠ ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู„ูŽูู ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุญูŽุฏู‘ูŽุซูŽู†ููŠ ุงู„ุฃูŽุณู’ูˆูŽุฏู ุนูŽู†ู’ ุนูŽุงุฆูุดูŽุฉูŽ ู€ ุฑุถู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู†ู‡ุง ู€ ุฃูŽู†ู‘ูŽ ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุจููŠู‘ูŽ ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุณู„ู… ุงุดู’ุชูŽุฑูŽู‰ ู…ูู†ู’ ูŠูŽู‡ููˆุฏููŠู‘ู ุทูŽุนูŽุงู…ู‹ุง ุฅูู„ูŽู‰ ุฃูŽุฌูŽู„ู ู…ูŽุนู’ู„ููˆู…ูุŒ ูˆูŽุงุฑู’ุชูŽู‡ูŽู†ูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ู‡ู ุฏูุฑู’ุนู‹ุง ู…ูู†ู’ ุญูŽุฏููŠุฏูโ€.โ€ Bukhari 2252

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